President Nixon clinks glasses with Premier Chou En-lai. 25 February, 1972.
Statuettes of Three Banqueters, Northern Greece 550-525 BC. The symposium was a main institution of aristocratic Greek life. Not merely a party in the modern sense of the word, these all-male events often had a strong ritual aspect, indoctrinating and reinforcing the values of Greek society among their participants. Free women did not take part in symposia, although female slaves and courtesans provided entertainment.
This is “Gadget”, the first nuclear weapon detonated by the United States. Formally code named Trinity, the weapon was tested in the Jornada del Muerto desert on 16 July, 1945. The date of this test is frequently considered as the start of the Atomic Age.
The Fascist headquarters of Benito Mussolini in Rome. 1934.
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Warty Venus (Venus verrucosa)
…a species of saltwater “venus clam” (Veneridae) which is distributed along the European coast and also the southern African coast, from Namibia to Mozambique. Warty venuses occupy the subtidal zone, where they will burrow into the mud/sand with only their siphons exposed, allowing them to filter feed.
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